September 2011

This Washington Post article was written by Steve Cohen, co-author of the new book, “Getting In! The Zinch Guide to College Admissions and Financial Aid in the Digital Age.”

Click here to read.

The below link is a scholarship information booklet for Native students, to encourage and promote postsecondary education for Native students, to promote networking opportunities for Native Americans, and to raise awareness and appreciation for the contributions made by Native Americans to our society. I share this resource with the hope that you would also seek compassion about young people who need guidance and support toward finding the quality of life. You may duplicate and distribute this free booklet. ~Rosie Dayzie, email:

Alaska Learning Labs Tutor (Fairbanks)

Alaska Learning Labs, a program of SERRC, is an academic after-school program that works because it’s fun!

They are looking for a Local Service Provider (LSP) to facilitate this dynamic program on a regular basis. Interactive and student-directed program components are provided, along with snacks and prizes for participating students.
• There is very little lesson planning required on the part of the LSP–easy-to-manage resources are provided for you!
• You will be working with a group of 10-15 students, ranging either from k — 2, 3 — 6th grade. We are seeking those who have experience working with this age group and group size in an instructional setting.
• Certified teachers are preferred for this position, but non-certified applicants will be considered. A background check is required for non-certified applicants.

• Up to 4 days per week
• Up to 2 hours per day
• Each session begins immediately after school
• Approximate 3 month commitment, Sept. 27th through Nov. and again in the spring semester.
• Specific dates and times will vary, as they will be coordinated with each school’s administration to fit the needs of the school.

Location: On-site at one of two possible Fairbanks elementary schools. Please contact us for more specific location information.

• Supervise and assist students with self-directed online tutorials in language arts and math
• Facilitate hands-on math and literacy activities at a variety of instructional levels
• Assist students with ordering prizes online, using their earned points
• Gather necessary information and enroll new students in program
• Set learning goals for each student and monitor progress
• Maintain attendance and progress records for up to 10 students on a daily basis
• Communicate regularly with parents, school staff, and Alaska Learning Labs staff
• Coordinate and implement parent involvement event
• Participate in scheduled trainings

To apply for this opportunity, go to
Click on Employment, then click on Apply Now (Online)

· Location: Fairbanks

· Compensation: $30.00 per hour. The LSP receive prep pay in addition to the hourly wage.

· This is a part-time job.

· This is at a non-profit organization.

President Obama has challenged us all to help win the future by out-educating, out-innovating, and out-building our competitors in the 21st century.

Are you doing extraordinary things to make a difference for your tribe, village or community? Take the Native American Youth Challenge. We want to hear your stories and a group of exceptional Native youth community leaders will be invited to the White House this fall in conjunction with the activities of Native American heritage month. We will also consider your stories of leadership and service as we feature individuals on the White House website. Tell us your story – everyone has a story to tell and a part to play.


  • You must be aged 13-25
  • Maximum of 250 words
  • All submissions must be received by September 30, 2011
  • Submissions may be about yourself or another leader in your community, however all submissions must be written by people age 25 or younger
  • Any individuals invited to the White House will be responsible for obtaining their own travel and lodging

Your submissions should include a description of the leadership or community activity, the number of people involved or impacted, key examples of success, and barriers or challenges for the leadership efforts and how they were overcome.

Submit stories to:

Fairbanks Adult Program
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If interested, please apply by our deadline:

September 30, 2011

Click HERE for a printable application packet!

Call us at

457-2597 for more information!

Request more information at: fbksadmin


The school year has started for many and we wanted to get the word out about our upcoming programs for 2012. This coming year, we are proud to offer two College Horizons programs and one Graduate Horizons program during the summer of 2012. Attached is a short flyer which is also included below announcing the dates of our programs and some brief information about each. Please consider forwarding and/or printing this information to pass along to your students, family or friends who may be interested in applying to this year’s programs. We appreciate your help in spreading the word about these fantastic opportunities for Native students. And while you’re at it, please feel free to check out our newly revised website: ! Please contact us if you have any questions, as always we are always happy to respond to your inquiries.

2012 Workshops:
College Horizons at Kenyon College (Gambier, OH) – June 10-15, 2012
College Horizons at University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA) – June 24-29, 2012
Graduate Horizons at Harvard University (Cambridge, MA) – June 23-26, 2012

Some brief information about each of our programs:

College Horizons: College Horizons is a college admissions program for Native American, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian high school students and is open to current sophomores and juniors. At each program, students work with college counselors and college admission officers in a six-day college admissions workshop while students get a short preview of dorm life and living in a college environment. The program brings over 40 partner colleges and 100 Native students to each college campus to receive expert college advising and counseling straight from the experts. To date, over 2,000 Native students have utilized the program on their pathway to college.

Graduate Horizons: In its 8th year, Graduate Horizons is a four-day graduate admissions workshop for Native American college students, college graduates and master’s students who are preparing to apply for graduate school (master’s Ph.D. or professional school). Graduate Horizons is now a program held once every two years – this year, we will be hosted by Harvard University in Cambridge, MA. Faculty, admissions officers and deans from a selection of 40 graduate and professional schools – representing hundreds of graduate disciplines work will help students to figure out which programs are suitable for them and how to complete winning applications. We are equipped to help students in all disciplines and fields including law, business, education, public policy, medicine/health sciences, STEM, arts & sciences and more.

Thank you for your help in spreading the word – College Pride, Native Pride!

The College Horizons Team


Doyon Foundation is seeking candidates for its board of directors. One seat, open to any Doyon, Limited shareholder, will be up for election this November. The term is for three years, expiring in 2014. The election will take place at Doyon Foundation’s annual membership meeting in November. For more information on how to apply, go to

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